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Review: "Coming of Age" - Krooked Kings

Growing up in today's society is incredibly overwhelming. Everyone is in a hurry to get to the top, even if it means sacrificing your health and wellbeing. The expectations for people now-a-days are way too high and everybody needs to learn how to slow down and enjoy your youth while you can. "Coming of Age" by Krooked Kings is a powerful indie-pop anthem about feeling behind in this fast paced way of life we've all come to know. Society makes us feel like we have to jump right into success the minute we turn 18, but that's just incredibly unrealistic. Everyone moves at their own speed and you should never let anyone make you feel bad for needing extra time to meet the adult milestones we are all pressured to reach. You're only young once and you should live it the way you want to. You have your whole life ahead of you to get where you want to be.

This soft rock influenced indie-pop track takes me back to the early 2000's with it's hazy and ear-catching soundscape. It feels like a song they'd play at the beginning of a teen drama movie in 2006 (in a very good way). This song's nostalgic feel and emotional lyrics will have you putting it on repeat when you need a relatable song to listen to on a tough day. Their vibe gives me a mixture of The All-American Rejects and Foster The People between it's heavy reverb and the realness of the pop rock instrumentation. The vocals are light and raw; blending so well into the music that it becomes a divine experience for your ears.

Krooked Kings is an Indie-Pop/Rock band consisting of members Oliver Martin, David Macey, Matthew Monosson, Paul Colgan, and Quinn Casper. The creation of Krooked Kings happened in 2019 when these 5 friends began playing music together while attending the University of Utah. Starting out playing in backyards and basements, they made their mark on others with their music which ultimately led them to being signed at the Los Angeles based Indie record label, Nobody Gets It Records. After signing, they released their single '96 Subaru' which gained over 3 million streams! Since then they released a debut album titled 'The Comedown', gained over 700,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and opened for both Goth Babe and Rare Americans on tour. They are now currently working on their sopphmore album which is being produced by Day Wave - so keep an eye out for the announcement by following them below!

Written By Kaitlyn Nicole



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